Title: A Brand New Ending
Author: Jennifer Probst
Series: Stay #2
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received an electronic copy from the author/InkSlinger PR for the purpose of this blog tour in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 4 stars
Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guarded against foolish fantasies. Now Kyle has come crashing back into her life, and all her defenses are down.
Kyle can’t think of a better place to write his latest screenplay than his hometown. After all, that was where he met the heart of his inspiration—his first love. He knows the damage he’s caused Ophelia, and he wants a chance to mend their relationship. If anyone can prove to Ophelia that happy ever afters aren’t only for the movies, it should be him.
As much as Ophelia’s changed, she still has feelings for Kyle. But her heart has been broken before, and she knows that Kyle could run back to Hollywood at any time. She gave up her dreams once, but maybe she can dare to change her own love story…one last time.
A Brand New Ending is a second chance romance about Ophelia Bishop, a B&B owner in rural New York, and Kyle Kimpton, a Hollywood screenwriter. They knew each other since they were young and fell in love one summer. After high school, they ditched their plans of college to go off to Hollywood together and realize their dreams of being a screenwriter and a signer. Kyle’s plans worked out for him, but Ophelia’s didn’t. She returned home to run the B&B.
Fast forward ten years after they left, and Kyle has returned home to find some inspiration to write a new genre of screenplay (romance) after feeling like writing basic action movies has sucked all of the creative energy out of him. He comes home to find the passion in his work again. And hopefully get Ophelia back.
I enjoyed Jennifer Probst’s writing. She has such a captivating writing style and knows how to write scenes that combine sexual tension and emotion into one beautiful package. I definitely plan on reading the first book about Ethan and Mia and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.
Not going to lie, one of my favourite parts of the plot was the side story with Kyle and his father, Patrick. The Kyle and Ophelia aspect of the story was so obvious every step of the way, as is the way with a lot of second chance romances I find. However, the Kyle and Patrick aspect was constantly interesting to me. I wanted to know everything about their past and how they would end up in the end.
The pacing was good. Because it’s a second chance romance, the love is already there, so it’s not really insta-love. And with all the time that passed between when Ophelia and Kyle saw each other, it made sense to let her guard down as quick as she did. It’d be more alarming if she still had that kind of a grude after eight years.
Overall, I enjoyed A Brand New Ending. I thought it was a good second chance romance with beautiful writing. I would highly suggest picking this one up if second chance romances are your thing.
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com